Monday, November 2, 2009

Washington Social Diary

by Carol Joynt

Fasten your seat belts, America, because the main stream media, as well as all the political bloggers and news aggregators, are about to hand you one of those weeks. You know, when they get super serious, reflective and analytical.

Wednesday is the one year anniversary of the Obama election, and as far as the deep thinkers are concerned, you must pay respect to their profound opinions on President Barack Obama: how he’s succeeded, how he’s failed, how he’s changed everything, changed nothing, been an empty suit, exceeded expectations, rocked the world, disappointed the world, brought a fresh voice to the political stage, conpsires behind our backs, can’t save us, will save us – or all of that mashed into one loud media blow, plus the birthers.
Yes, it would seem Halloween was up ahead rather than in the rear view mirror. But it did just happen and it always goes down big in Washington, particularly Georgetown, making one wonder if this city simply has a repressed need for drag.

There was an actual “drag” race, of gays in high heels, but it happened on the rainiest night of the week, wreaking havoc on false eyelashes, stubble-covering Chanel foundation, Jungle Red lipstick and wigs, not to mention the new suede platform stilettos.
As for the other team, you know – Playboy meets Delta Force – Bill Dean’s third annual Halloween fete at his handsome Georgetown mansion was reliably extreme. Fewer naked painted women than last year, but all guests were still required to wear costumes, a lot of rich older boys mingled with a lot of wannabe-rich younger women, there were at least six bars, two deejay’s, multiple buffets, one dance cage, loads of security, good French champagne and endless views of cleavage and pecs.

Forgive the absence of captions on the photos. Because Dean owns M.C. Dean, Inc., which provides engineering and electrical technology to the defense and intelligence industries, many of these people work in black ops, and wouldn’t want to be identified even if they knew their true identities!
Photographs by Carol Joynt. Carol is the host of The Q&A Cafe in Washington, D.C. Visit her at: